• News

    VS Code Susceptible to Electron-Based Vulnerability

    Visual Studio Code, being based on the open source Electron framework, is among applications susceptible to a remote code execution vulnerability just announced and patched by the Electron team this week. 01/25/2018

  • Quick Tip: Checking for Success in Web Calls

    No matter how many HTTP codes there are, you really only need to check one property to determine success or failure. 01/25/2018

  • News

    Azure Data Factory Takes Visual, Low-Code Route

    In response to developer feedback, Microsoft is taking a page from the growing visual, low-code development approach to simplify Big Data analytics in the cloud with Azure Data Factory. 01/24/2018

  • In-Depth

    How to Query JSON Data with SQL Server 2016

    Dino Esposito explains JSON-to-rowset native support in SQL Server 2016 and provides a realistic perspective of data query when you have JSON data stored in the database. 01/23/2018

  • News

    Progress Telerik Dev Tools Update Boosts Xamarin UI

    As part of 2018's first major release of Progress Telerik developer tools for .NET-centric development, the Telerik UI for Xamarin offering sports several new features and updates. 01/23/2018

  • News

    Second SQL Operations Studio Update Ships

    The lightweight, cross-platform offering combines functionality found in tools like SQL Server Management Studio and the Visual Studio Code editor in order to help data developers and operations pros work with SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse on Windows, Mac or Linux machines. 01/22/2018

  • News

    Microsoft Releases New TypeScript, R Open Editions

    Microsoft has shipped a new release for R Open -- its enhanced distribution of the open source R programming language -- along with a release candidate for its latest TypeScript edition. 01/22/2018

  • News

    .NET Coders Clamor for C# Support in Microsoft's CNTK AI Toolkit

    This has been an issue for a while and was just raised again with a new post on the Issues section of the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit GitHub repository, an open source toolkit for commercial-grade distributed deep learning. 01/19/2018

  • Practical .NET

    Architecting Services for Flexibility and Growth

    The simplest way to ensure that the API your services expose to your consumers is to not let consumers access your services -- at least, not directly. 01/18/2018

  • News

    What's New in the Visual Studio for Mac 7.4 Preview

    Although Microsoft's new Visual Studio for Mac 7.4 preview is mostly a "fix stuff" release, it does add support for Android Oreo 8.1 along with some productivity boosts for those coding mobile apps with Xamarin. 01/17/2018

  • News

    AWS Cloud Adds .NET Core 2.0 Support for C# Coding of Lambda Functions

    Amazon Web Services this week said .NET-centric developers using its cloud platform to write AWS Lambda functions can now do so in C# while leveraging .NET Core 2.0 libraries. 01/17/2018

  • Code Focused

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Visual Studio Team Services

    After suffering the consequences of accidentally turning off his firewall for a month and then experiencing a catastrophic workstation failure that took out both of his mirrored hard disks, Tim Patrick gained a new appreciation for online code repositories. He adopted VSTS and won't be looking back. 01/16/2018

  • News

    VS Code Continues Java Blitz with Bevy of New Extensions

    After several improvements to a popular Java debugger, the VS Code team has added more extensions to support JUnit testing, Maven, Tomcat and Checkstyle. 01/12/2018

  • News

    Visual Studio Preview Automates Mac Provisioning for Xamarin Mobile Development

    The just-released second Visual Studio 2017 15.6 preview continues to ease the previously cumbersome experience of hooking up to Mac machines for iOS development using Xamarin. 01/12/2018

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Building for the iPhone X

    Our cross-platform C# specialist turns his attention to the iOS side of things only to demonstrate some programming issues associated with the much-hyped device from Apple, including Face ID, the "notch," Safe Areas, Large Titles and more. 01/11/2018

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